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(The following is a guest column written by The Cardinal Nation blog regular blingboy.)
It is Tuesday night and first-round phenom Michael Wacha faces what is likely a pivotal moment in his fledgling career. Having breezed through his debut allowing one run and two hits over seven innings, he lasted only 4 2/3 giving up 10 hits and 6 runs in his second start. Velocity and control had gone south.
Earlier in the season – when the Cards were making roster moves due to injuries and ineffectiveness among the pitching staff – Wacha’s name had always come up. The prevailing opinion was that when he came up it would not be as a temporary fill in; he would be here to stay. They weren’t saying otherwise now, not yet. Few were second guessing the decisions that put him here in Citi Field facing the Mets, barely a year removed from facing the Dayton Flyers at Blue Belle Field in College Station, Texas. But that could all change in the next 30 seconds.
It started off with a line drive, ...
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We're not even to July yet and the rumors are already flying around the Cardinals.
The latest involves Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon.
According to Nick Cafardo, the Phillies believe there are at least 3 teams--the Red Sox, Cardinals and Tigers--that may have some interest in their closer.
From a purely "win now" standpoint, Papelbon would make sense for the...
Joe Schwartz of StlCupOfJoe.com shares his views on Kolten Wong and what the future might hold for him. Make sure you follow Schwartz at @StlCupofJoe on Twitter
In 2011, the St. Louis Cardinals finally addressed a long-term need at second base by taking Kolten Wong with the 22nd pick of the first round in the First Year Player Draft. Just two years later, he is on the verge of making...
Shelby Miller (Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
As the St. Louis Cardinals continue to win at a league-leading pace and their spot in the postseason becomes more and more likely, questions naturally arise about how far this team can go. The Cards, who according to MLB.com have the best on-base percentage in the National League, as well as the second-best earned run average...
ST. LOUIS - With no fewer than 10 Cardinals ranked among the National League's top five in homers, runs, wins, ERA or other notable stats, the STL should be well represented at the All-Star Game July 16.
All but one of the Cardinals' candidates would have to make the team to break the franchise record of eight All-Stars, set by the 1943 club that went 105-49 before losing...
The St. Louis Cardinals own baseball’s best record and look to be the most well-rounded team in all of MLB.
The Cardinals can pitch with the best of them, have shown they are solid defensively and can piece together some timely hitting to manufacture runs.
A big part of the Cardinals success this season has been the unexpected play of Carlos Beltran, who after Saturday’s two...
ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Martinez has been stretched out in the minors and Joe Kelly has shown he's always up to start. But if you think either will be starting in place of rookie left-hander Tyler Lyons Friday night, think again.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny on Monday afternoon did not talk as if Lyons, who has lost his past three starts while giving up 14 runs, is in danger of...
Even for those who don’t follow the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system closely, the name Oscar Taveras is becoming well known. Of course, viewers of Fox Sports Midwest may know him better by his pseudonym “Minor League Guy (On Third)”.
No matter what you call him, he’s a an extremely talented prospect for the organization – one that has many fans waiting on the edge...
The Baby Birds went 2-2 on Saturday, and for the second time in 3 games, there was an altercation between one of the Cardinals’ affiliates. On Thursday, it was the Peoria Chiefs involved in a bench clearing incident and on Saturday it was the Memphis Redbirds involved. There were 8 total ejections in the game and pitchers Jorge Rondon and Mitchell Boggs were ejected for Memphis...
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In triple-A minor league baseball action Saturday, an ugly bench clearing brawl erupted between the Albuquerque Isotopes (affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers) and Memphis RedBirds (affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals).
It happened in the bottom of the fourth inning when RedBirds pitcher Maikel Cleto hit Isotopes batter Justin Sellers...
Carlos Beltran homered from each side of the plate and tripled Saturday, and Lance Lynn notched his ninth victory when the St. Louis Cardinals outslugged the Miami Marlins 13-7.
Swinging left-handed, Beltran hit his 15th home run in the second inning and tripled for the first time since May 2012 in the eighth. He hit another home run from the right side in the ninth - the 11th time...
After his 1-for-4 performance in the St. Louis Cardinals 13-7 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday, catcher Yadier Molina is now hitting a robust .352 on the season, which is currently tops in the National League.
In fact, only the mighty Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers has a better batting average in all of baseball. Anytime Miguel Cabrera is the only name in front of you...
Why cant we all just get along! The triple A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers were involved in a nasty bench clearing brawl with the St.Louis Cardinals affiliate after Dodgers Justin Sellers was plunked high and tight. Players from both the Albuquerque Isotopes and the Memphis Redbirds exchanged punches and un-pleasantries before order was finally restored. A total of 8 players...
The St. Louis Cardinals right-hander shares his insights on jumping from Double-A to the majors.
As we near the halfway point in the 2013 Major League Baseball season, I thought we would look at the Rookie of the Year race. We last looked at the race in early May and there was some strong competition with the Cardinals’ Shelby Miller. That competition still exists and a new candidate has joined the fray, Yasiel Puig. Let’s take a look at who the top candidates are after...